Area News

Concrete Plant Is Approved
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Despite major opposition from residents, the Franklin County Commission Tuesday voted 3-0 to rezone about 12.7 acres in Gray Summit near the Shaw Nature Reserve for a concrete plant.

Lonedell Scores Top State Marks
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Lonedell R-XIV School District students scored above the state average in proficiency in all three of its assessment program test areas, results showed.

Senator Stops At Area Farm — McCaskill’s Ag Tour Visits Todd Geisert Farms
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

Several area farmers got a unique chance to air their grievances about government oversight to a sitting U.S. senator.

ECC Waiting to Hear On Grant for Gala Center Renovations
Missourian — Posted on Wednesday September 02, 2015

East Central College officials are awaiting word on a federal grant that would help fund renovations of the former Gala Center, which was purchased by the college in April.

Sullivan Fair Parade Winners
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

St. Anthony’s Festival
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

Sullivan Bowl And Family Fun Center Working On Massive Renovation
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

By James B. Bartle In a facility that was originally built in 1961, the Sullivan Bowling Alley, now known as Sullivan Bowl and Family Fun Center, has recently undergone a massive renovation that to this very day is still continuing. Owner Ed Ockrassa and the building’s owners have invested a tremendous amount of money to […]

Local Student Participates In 76th Session Of Missouri Boys State
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

Jordan Mitchell Sego participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 13-20 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Sego was selected based on his leadership,  citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Sullivan High School. Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may […]

Board Approves Ordinances And Appointments Tuesday
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

By James B. Bartle The Sullivan City Council met in open session on Tues., Aug. 18, approving a number of ordinances, that included and extension on the Menard, Inc. property purchase, and the reappointment of several individuals to the Industrial Development Authority, IDA, Board. The council was informed by City Administrator J.T. Hardy that some […]

The Harney Mansion Will Sponsor Its Annual Heritage Days
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

The Harney Mansion will sponsor its annual Heritage Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 5 and Sun., Sept. 6. This living history event commemorates the Civil War era when General William S. Harney served as commander of the St Louis Arsenal in early 1861. On Saturday, members of the Company M […]

Changes To Fall Sports Schedule
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

Due to unforeseen changes, the Independent News’ fall sports calendar contains games, locations and times that do not reflect the updated schedule. The Sept. 1 volleyball game at Waynesville will be at 4 p.m. The Sept. 4 game at home against Whitfield will begin with the freshmen team playing at 4 p.m. and the junior […]

Sullivan Police Weekly Arrest Report
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

The Sullivan Police Department made ten arrests for the week of August 17, through August 23, in the City of Sullivan. This weeks arrests were: Aug. 19; Richard D.P. Oliver, 24, Sullivan, was arrested on a Sullivan warrant for failure to appear in court, FTA,  on the original charge of trespassing. Oliver was held in […]

Sullivan Man Injured In MC Accident
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

A Sullivan man was injured when he wrecked on a 2013 Yamaha R6 on the South Service Road, west of Route W, Friday morning, Aug. 21. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident happened when Drew A. Butler, 21, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, traveled off to the right […]

I-44 Accident Leads To Injury
Sullivan Independent — Posted on Tuesday September 01, 2015

A Shrewsbury man was injured in an accident on eastbound I-44 Mon., Aug. 17, when he got distracted and struck the rear of another vehicle. The Missouri State highway Patrol reported Gregory A. Daust, 68, Shrewsbury, operating a 2010 Ford Edge, was distracted while traveling east on I-44 and struck the rear end of a […]

Union Police “Coffee With a Cop” is Wednesday
Missourian — Posted on Monday August 31, 2015

The next “Coffee With a Cop” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Union Hardee’s. 

Police Seek Help Locating Missing 14-Year-Old Girl
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

Union police are asking for help in locating a  14-year-old girl.

Preservation Commission Announces New Award for Historically Accurate Designs
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

The Washington Historic Preservation Commission now has a way to recognize new construction that pays tribute to the historic aspect of Washington.

Concrete Plant Rezone to Be Voted On Next Week — Lawsuit May Be Filed if Rezoning Approved
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

A contentious proposal to rezone land in Gray Summit for a concrete plant may go to court if the Franklin County Commission approves the matter next week.

Riverfront Access Closing Monday for Asphalt Work
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

A project to construct a new pedestrian sidewalk crossing the railroad tracks at Lafayette Street should be completed early next week.

Transportation Grants Awarded By Commission
Missourian — Posted on Sunday August 30, 2015

The Franklin County Commission this week awarded special grant funds it allocates annually to local communities.

Aldermen Approve Property Tax Rate
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Aldermen set the property tax rate for the coming year with a slight increase.

Houseman to Give Talk on Life, Trial of Accused Murderer
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

The life and trial of a Catawissa woman accused of murdering 17 people will be the topic of a talk at the Pacific Scenic Regional Library.

Mattress Mark’s Now Open in Washington
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

A new mattress store, Mattress Mark’s, has opened its doors in Washington, at 1035 Washington Square.

French Gerleman Branch Marks 15th Anniversary
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

French Gerleman, an independent distributor of automation, electrical supply, datacom, power transmission and safety products, announced the 15th anniversary of its Washington branch.

Speeding Puts Kids in Danger
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

A resident’s complaint of vehicles speeding at the intersection of Western Avenue and Rose Lane which are putting children in danger, triggered a discussion on the city’s sign practices.

Downtown Group Awarded Grant for Fall Festival of Arts
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Downtown Washington Inc. has received a $2,500 grant from the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) for its upcoming Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts event to be held in September.

Partnership to Assist With Rodeon Will Help Organize, Promote It
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

After seeing a deficit of $15,515 in the operation of the Iron Horse Rodeo last year, city officials turned to the Pacific Partnership to help organize and stage the 2015 rodeo.

Parks Crews Maintaining New Riverfront Property
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

City crews are starting maintenance work at the new riverfront property west of Stafford Street.

ECC Fall Enrollment Down Significantly
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

Though official enrollment numbers won’t be compiled for several weeks, officials at East Central College expect a sharp decline in both enrollment and credit hours students are taking this fall.

Supervisor: City Workers Should Take All Samples
Missourian — Posted on Saturday August 29, 2015

The city’s water and street department supervisor wants aldermen to change their plan to seek bids from outside contractors to take samples of sewer water for testing.